May 2–3, 2012
Showcasing University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations
National Center for Supercomputing Applications Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The broad objective of the University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) workshop is to showcase University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/ nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/nanophotonics, nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, and computational nanotechnology/nanomechanics.
The general framework of the nanotechnology workshop is similar to those held on campus since 2003; which were all well attended by industry and academia. Some of those interactions have since then led to industry and cross-campus collaborations. The CNST-led forums and workshops have contributed tremendously toward the formation of multidisciplinary teams leading to the establishment of multimillion dollar new nanotechnology centers on-campus. The workshop will provide a forum for industry interactions and collaborations. The workshop brings together campus community (faculty, graduate and undergraduates, administration) from UIUC and other academic institutions, and industry engaged in cutting-edge research. A workshop panel will discuss the roadmap to future direction of research and development in nanotechnology and regional partnerships.
Established in 2001–02, the University of Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is the premier center for nanotechnology research, education and training, and entrepreneurial and outreach activities.
CNST draws its strength from working as a collaboratory involving the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, Coordinated Science Laboratory,Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Genomic Biology, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Schools of Chemical Sciences and of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and other multidisciplinary centers.
It brings together nanoscale research from across the campus, drawing faculty from engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, neuroscience, agriculture, medicine, and other areas. The center envisions seamless integration of research from materials to devices to systems and applications. CNST is uniquely located to harness the entrepreneurial and technical spirit in downstate Illinois, with ongoing linkages with the University Research Park, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the State legislature. Industrial and international linkages have also been initiated through multidisciplinary centers. In addition, CNST has embarked on developing a curriculum for nanotechnology education, which will transcend a number of campus departments and units. Exceptional students with interest in nanotechnology projects have been awarded fellowships, as the center prepares the next generation workforce. CNST-led efforts have led to leveraging of existing nanotechnology research labs into also hands-on training sites for molecular and cellular biology, mechanobiology, micro and nanofabrication, and enabling technologies, and tissue engineering.
The CNST thrives on its cutting-edge core research in bionanotechnology, computational nanotechnology, nanocharacterization, nanoelectromechanical systems, nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, nanomaterials, and nanophotonics. Translational areas include: nanoagriculture and food, nanoenvironment, nanomanufacturing, nanomedicine, nanosecurity, and societal implications of nanotechnology. For more information visit: nano.illinois.edu or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-244-1353. Workshop Sponsored by: The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Co-sponsors: Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Coordinated Science Laboratory Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory Institute for Genomic Biology NSF IGERT- CMMB NIH/NCI M-CNTC NSF STC Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS, co-location) NSF Nano-CEMMS Network for Computational Nanotechnology/NanoHub at Illinois Nanotechnology Community of Scholars at ACES
Gang Logan Liu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, Illinois
Prof. G. Logan Liu has a multidisciplinary educational background and was trained in both engineering technology development and clinical medical research environment. He obtained his joint Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from University of California-Berkeley and University of California-San Francisco with the honor of outstanding publication award. His graduate research was focusing on developing micro and nanophotonic and electronic molecular detection systems for cancer diagnosis and therapy. He received his postdoctoral training in Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at San Francisco where he worked with breast and prostate oncologists and clinical medical workers to apply novel nanotechnologies in diagnosing and curing cancers. After the medical postdoctoral training, he joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a prestigious Lawrence Fellow funded by U.S. Department of Energy to foster the nanobiotechnology research there for biodefense applications. In 2008 Prof. Liu joined University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an assistant professor in department of electrical and computer engineering and micro and nanotechnology laboratory. His expertise includes design, modeling, and fabrication of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and their biomedical applications. His current research interest is developing "Nanobionics" by integrating solid-state optoelectronic nanodevices with functional biomolecules and studying the properties of electrons, photons and ions in the hybrid system. In his vision, varies of nanobionics systems will be created for applications in health care, energy harvesting and environment protections.
From Dr. Liu's Faculty profile
MNTL, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL